I have fond memories of getting the tools out and trying to take apart my bike as a young girl. I’m not too sure if I successfully put things back where they should have gone, but the recollection of this gives me a great sense of pride of my younger self.
I can’t say I looooove tinkering with my bike these days, but knowing that I can change my tyre if I was stranded, that I need to oil my chain to ensure a smooth ride, and that I can take apart my bike and put it back together again should I need to transport it, gives me a great sense of independence and plenty of confidence in my abilities.
These things allow me to ride by myself if I choose, to travel with my bike, and allows for a ‘stress free’ corner in my sometimes ‘stressful’ life.
It’s never too late to learn new things, especially when they lead to open doors for the taking.